Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rhona Update

Getting into the homestretch on this fantasy bust sculpt. I'm looking forward to painting this one! Sorting out the arm guards and hands. Still tweaking the face and I'm toying with the idea of adding some long hair strands onto the face. More updates soon.....

Monday, February 16, 2009

Napoleon- Final

Here are some shots of the finished Napoleon bust. Painted in acrylics and some oils for the metal bits. Thanks for looking. This example has been sold. Castings will be availble soon from Michael Miniatures.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Way We Were......

Sorry for the break in figure related stuff, but I found these family pics from 1975 that I wanted to share. The first is our house in Elk Grove Village, Ill. followed by me with our dog, Rags. The next is one of my brother building a model airplane and my folks are in there too. Note my Dad's "porkchop" sideburns! Groovy!
Those were the days.....

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Napoleon Update 2/4

More painting progress....

New Bust - Sonja


Here is my progress on a new private commission sculpt based on Rhona Mitra's character Sonja from the new Underworld film. The face is still in progress and the arms are temporarily tacked in place for the pics, but I think you can see the general idea. I spent alot of time trying to recreate the look or her chainmail as worn in the film. It's very fine and the pattern is really tight rather than traditional mail so it needed a different technique. I ended up using a round needle file rolled across the almost cured putty to create the feminine type of mail pattern the character wears. I'm just starting on the gorget and shoulder armor. The right hand will be wielding the big sword and the left will have a clenched fist or possibly open fingers. Not sure yet on that. I'm really enjoying this one. I've wanted to sculpt a female subject in armor for a while. More updates soon. I hope to have her done soon.